Monday, July 7, 2008

The beautiful wedding

I will post the pictures I have for now, and I am waiting on my friend Deborah to supply some pictures of the wedding party, for it was truly a magnificent sight. The bridesmaids were wearing traditional Filipino outfits called barongs, and the men were wearing traditional Muslim/Indian outifts. The wedding was at the Crown Ballroom and Garden Court in Portland. Annabelle's sister, Nikaya, made the wedding dress BY HAND and is a fashion designer.

Below is a picture of me in my traditional barong. It was custom made with all kinds of sequins and embroidary. I matched lots of Annabelle's relatives at the wedding, minus the blond hair.

It was SO DARK in the venue that it was hard to take pictures during the ceremony. It was an Islamic ceremony, and very beautiful. It spoke of honoring your spouse, being honest, the joining of families. I was very touched by the Iman's words. Below is a picture of Annabelle and Seemab in their first dance.

Below is a picture of my family, David, Me, my sister, and my Mom.

The bride and the groom came out, and we all had sparklers lit outside the venue.

All in all, it was an amazing wedding and I'm so honored to have been part of it. Right now, the newlyweds are honeymooning in the Virgin Islands. I love you guys!


Lisa said...

SLEEVES!!!!! Everybody is wearing SLEEVES!!!! And you guys look so pretty! I'm so tired of all wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses being sleeveless that I could puke. But you are all truly lovely.

McJumpguez said...

It looked like a lot of fun!

Travis said...

everyone looks amazing! that dress is incredible....but WOW I love what the groom is wearing? What incredible detail...seriously...I wish I could have Muslim wedding so I could wear that?!?!

thanks Kristin for sharing these pictures. Congratulations to your friends.

Colleen said...

How fun! I love weddings. I became a convert after seeing my beautiful friend this weekend get married.